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By: Matt Ingold

August 8th, 2016

How to Determine Your Historical Measurement Period for ACA Software Implementation

Affordable Care Act | HR Best Practices | HR Technology

By now most employers and HR professionals are well aware of the data required for Affordable Care Act testing and reporting. The measurement periods continue to be a sticking point for people, particularly when they are collecting data during the process for an ACA software implementation.

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By: Barry McNamara

August 3rd, 2016

The Affordable Care Act at Six…and Counting

Affordable Care Act | Obamacare | Obamacare Reporting

While the results of this fall's national elections might re-shape the debate around the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), substantive change, if any, won't occur until at least mid-2017. In the interim, employers must remain mindful of the impact that the ACA's various coverage, cost and compliance requirements have on their employee benefit offerings.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 21st, 2016

Quick Tips to Administering NY Paid Family Leave

Compliance & Auditing | Healthcare Compliance

We have some time between now and the effective date of NY Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA) in January of 2018. Indeed a lot can happen in 18 months that may impact our plans for administering NY Paid Family Leave, but probably not enough to justify postponing our preparation strategy for administering this new benefit. In this blog I'll be covering some key considerations when building your process for administering Paid Family Leave. Of note, PFLA shares some similarities with FMLA, but is by no means a carbon copy.

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By: James Hart

July 21st, 2016

How to tell if you are eligible for FMLA

FMLA

  The Family Medical Leave Act is a form of unpaid job protection that allows employees to take time off for specific family-related medical reasons. This is sometimes confused with the Americans with Disabilities Act which protects the rights of people with disabilities IN the workplace, such as proper dietary and physical accommodations.   To begin your employeer must meet fmla compliance rule if: The employer is one who employs 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of the worksite To be eligible for the coverage itself an employee must meet these two requirements. The employee must have been employed with the company for 12 months The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of FMLA leave

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Handy Guide: Finding Your Affordable Care Act Software Solution

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By: Matt Ingold

July 18th, 2016

What Should You Do With ACA Subsidy Notices?

Compliance & Auditing | Affordable Care Act | Obamacare

In June of 2016, the IRS began delivering their backlog of subsidy notices to employers. The notices informed Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) when an employee who might have been eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage enrolled in health coverage through a state or federal marketplace AND received an Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) and Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR). Notices were automatic computerized mailings triggered by the employee’s enrollment. Immediately, the floodgates of questions opened: “What should I do if I receive an ACA subsidy notice?” “Is there a penalty associated with an employee ACA subsidy notice?” “How do I appeal an employee ACA subsidy notification?” All great questions, but let’s start with a little note of reassurance. Receiving an Affordable Care Act Subsidy Notice does not automatically mean that you are subject to an ACA penalty. That being said, don’t just toss them into the junk-mail box—there are some decisions to make, and they may involve a lawyer. Take the following into consideration in determining the appropriate response to an ACA subsidy notification.

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By: James Hart

July 8th, 2016

Performance Review Best Practices: Customization

HRIS | Performance Management

The performance review is a nerve-wracking ceremony for both the employee and supervisor involved. It is important to develop clear reviewing criteria for each employee. Grading an entry-level employee who has been at your company for six months on their leadership ability is probably a mistake. However, the new head of business development would be the perfect candidate for that kind of review. So lets talk about some performance review best practices to deal with these differences?

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By: Matt Ingold

July 7th, 2016

How has the EEOC Ruling Impacted Wellness Incentives?

Compliance & Auditing | Wellness | Healthcare Compliance

In May of 2016, the EEOC published final versions of rules pertaining to employer wellness plan compliance. The updates addressed: Incentive caps for wellness plans that require employees to disclose biometric information (BMI) Incentive caps for wellness plans that require BMI from employee’s spouses who participate in voluntary plans So, why the change? The intent of the regulation was to provide employers with a common standard for which to measure the compliance of their wellness plans. Prior to the regulatory update, it was possible for employer wellness programs to be in compliance with the ACA, yet violating the ADA. The regulation goes into effect in 2017 of the renewal month of employer-sponsored coverage (plans renewing in July do not need to be in compliance until July of 2017). So what do you need to know?

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By: James Hart

July 1st, 2016

Letters from a “Millennial” (Part 2): Finding Common Ground

HR

  The first part of this series focused on helping supervisors realize there is no cookie cutter solution for reviewing their younger associates. The blog focuses on the supervisor's point of view and how to communicate effectively with millennials. From here on I will addressing millennials directly.

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The Ultimate Companion in Your Search for Your Affordable Care Act Software Solution

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The Ultimate Companion in Your Search for Your Affordable Care Act Software Solution

We detailed everything you need to know about Affordable Cart Act Software in one easy to digest whitepaper and feature checklist. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.